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"action news" delaware valley's leading news program. with rick williams, sara bloomquist, and meteorologist, david murphy.
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good afternoon we begin with breaking news from ursinus college. where dozens of students were sickened by some type of stomach infection. about 40 students started complaining of sickness including stomach pain and vomiting last night in this morning. at least 17 of those students were treated at a local hospital, right now it's not clear if they were sickened by some type of food or person to person contact. they have closed their dining hall and are disinfecting that and common areas. we'll follow this story and bring you new details on "action news" and at and breaking news from northeast philadelphia, where a police presence at george washington high school here in
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the somerton section. we learned new information about exactly what happened here. "action news" reporter, gray hall is live outside of the school with more. >> reporter: hi rick, i just got off the phone with the district spokesperson, there was two situations that happened at the school. first good news, there were no injuries or no fights at the school. at 9:00 a.m. this morning, the school spokesperson tells me that two students got into a loud arguing match near a stairwell that caused commotion that was quickly cleared and then at lunch time about 200 students started roaming the hallways and that raised suspicion for the school staff and they locked down the school and now the all clear is given. no fights or injuries, there was a medical situation unrelated to the situations, a girl had a
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seizure, again unrelated. so no injuries or fights and parents and studentses are back in classrooms. live in northeast philadelphia, gray hall, channel 6 "action news" back to you guys. developing news now from delaware county where the district attorney is providing new details about a deadly police involved shooting in chester. >> district attorney jack whalen says the shooting appears to be justify. the police shot the suspect following a long police chase. he was a convicted felon that was determined not to go back to jail and pointed a gun at officers. vernon odom will have a live report on this at 12:30. and developing in harrisburg, the pennsylvania state senate will vote to remove whether to remove kathleen kane from office today. her law license was suspended in object and is facing leaking
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grand jury material. kane has denied the alligation, they need 33 votes to remove her and if they get the votes, governor tom wolf must affirm it. we'll bring you the outcome as soon as it is announced. now to the latest from accuweather, snow showers continued into this morning. that is right the flakes were flying across the region and it made for a wet and sometimes slippery commute. looking live outside now the snow has moved out. we have a mix of clouds and sun. >> now we are looking ahead to bitter cold in the accuweather forecast. meteorologist, david murphy, is tracking the latest at the big board. >> reporter: the cold air is coming and for now the snow that stubbornly came through through the morning rush hour is now gone. what is on the ground? there is an area to the west of philadelphia. berks county and lancaster county, some sports of the
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western edge of chester county that got as much as 4 inches or month and some spots as high as 6 inches and another line where we got 1 to 3 and the general accumulation for from was 1 to 3 inches and some of it came early yesterday and then melted before the more significant amounts came in last night so it's possible in cases where the official amount is 4 inches or better that is not what you saw on your lawn, in any event it's gone at this point and as we look at satellite the cloud cover has thinned out as we have seen the departure of that snow. and it was on the snowy side for a while there and on the gray side this morning. as we start this up, you can see the clouds are thinning out and ground is showing through and if you were outside over the past couple of hours, you see sun mixing with clouds and nice gaps opening up through all of that.
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temperatures are imperfecting too. 35 degrees in philadelphia and any icy sidewalks or side roads this morning will probably improve over the next several hours. 33 in allentown and wilmington, be careful walking and driving around and today's high is 40 degrees below average and not bad when you consider what is coming next. we are keeping our eyes on a mass of deep cold air in the north pole and the hudson bay and this weekend it's plunging down past philadelphia, giving us temperatures saturday afternoon in the teens with single digits in the overnight hours and the windchills even worse, a big story coming up this weekend weather wise and we'll have details in the accuweather seven day. now to developing news from the campaign trail, abc news learn that new jersey governor, chris christie is expected to suspend his campaign as early as today. this comes on the heels of the first primary in new hampshire
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where donald trump and bernie sanders claimed victory. >> reporter: that is right. governor christie did not do well last night and so perhaps as early as today he could announce the end is near this after voters came out in force giving two outsiders huge wins. >> wow. wow. we want to thank the people of new hampshire. >> donald trump and bernie sanders rocketing out of new hampshire with resounding wins. >> thank you new hampshire. >> senator sanders the oldest candidate in the race winning big with young voters. >> we have sent a message that will echo from wall street to washington -- >> trump on the phone on gma this morning crediting this huge win to huge voter turnout. >> we were getting great signals at a rally and many people would show up many more than we
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anticipated. >> ohio governor, john kasich finishing in second place is now to be the top contender in the establishment lane. >> believe i can unify the party and i believe i can bring back that reagan blue collar democrat that were for reagan and senator ted cruz and florida governor, jeb bush, and marco rubio it was essentially a three way tie. and now hillary clinton is vowing to march on. >> we will fight for every vote. >> both clinton and sanders back on the campaign trail. and sanders making a stop on the view. >> reporter: back on the republican side while governor christie has not officially dropped out of the race we are told he is expected to suspend campaigning for now. we are live in new york, channel
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6 "action news" rick back to you. >> thank you. from our delaware newsroom now state police are looking into whether snowy conditions were the cause of a crash that killed a pedestrian. a man perfect pennsylvania was killed by a hyundai sonata, the driver stopped a short distance away and they conducted their investigation. well, the lesean mccoy case is in the hands of the philadelphia district attorney's office and prosecutors will decide whether to press charges over this brawl in an old city nightclub over the weekend. video from early sunday morning allegedly shows the former eagles running back involved in a melee with off-duty police officers, two of the officers were seriously hurt. arrest warrants are being prepared and mccoy's defense attorney tells espn if they
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charge mccoy he will turn himself in. the tri-state area has the first confirmed cases of the zika virus wharks we know about the people infected. >> and it was a hug more than 70 years in the making and a war veteran reunited with his long lost love. how they rekindled their romance across two continents.
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this is the moment a parking garage collapsed. a demolition crew was working for weeks to tear the structure down in houston texas, they were in the final stages when it came down a lot faster than expected. at first it appeared that it came down on a man inside but the man came away without a scratch. the demolition is continuing as planned . the royal caribbean cruise ship that went through the storm is still making its way back to knowledge at this hour. it sailed into hurricane conditions and the captain says the ship will return at 9:00 tonight. he said he slowed the ship down due to the rough waves.
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the first cases of zika virus are confirmed in pennsylvania and delaware, none contracted the illness in the united states all of them caught it while traveling out of the country. they are two women but would not say if they were pregnant or their ages or where they traveled too. >> they were mild cases, a fever, rash and not looking for complications. >> the first case in delaware is a woman but pregnancy is not an issue. zika is linked to a disease that babies are born with unusually small heads. a man is recovering after locking himself in a newspaper stand for days. this shows the moment that the
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los angeles police pulled the 83-year-old vendor from the stand on monday. he was trapped for four days without food or water and faced unseasonably high temperatures. someone heard his cries and called police. he was weak and dehydrated but otherwise okay. christians across the area and around the world are marking the beginning of lent, they are receiving their ashes at the basilica of saints peter and paul. in the message pope francis urges people to do good for the sake of doing good. a world war ii veteran from virginia reunited with his wartime girlfriend after 70 years apart. >> hello. >> let me give you a squeeze. >> norwood thomas and joyce met today. they met in london just before d-day, morris was only 17, they
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had to go their separate ways after the wars and both married owner people but thomas now 93 and widows, and morris now 88 and divorced were able to reconnect on skype, now the two will spend valentine's day together. isn't that cute? >> like a movie with a happy ending. still to come on "action news," a popular sporting goods chain facing bankruptcy. hey guys! hey, finally, somebody i can look up to... ...besides arnie. xarelto® is proven to treat and help reduce the risk of dvt and pe blood clots. xarelto® is also proven to reduce the risk of stroke in people with afib, not caused by a heart valve problem. for people with afib currently well managed on warfarin, there's limited information on how xarelto® and warfarin compare in reducing the risk of stroke. you know, i tried warfarin, but the blood testing and dietary
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federal reserve chair janelle yellen addressed congress today with her semi annual report to capitol hill. and says that the slowing of china's economy could slow interest rate hikes and she says that the labor market remains solid. her first public comments in two months. sports authority is facing possible bankruptcy, the sporting goods retailer missed a $40 million debt payment a month ago, is now facing a deadline to make the payment or a deal with credit holders. they would have to close as many as half of their 450 stores to survive. a top doctors group positioned new guidelines for treating depression,
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anti-depressant drugs are prescribed for disorder, a specialized form of talk therapy called cognitive behavioral therapy, it came from an extensive review of research for the last 25 years, we already know that a cold and dark winter could dampen your mood but now researchers think it could slow down your brain, they studiyed 28 people tlupt the seasons and areas of the brain involved in attention memory and complex thinking appeared less active in winter and most active in summer. coming up tonight at 11:00. we look at the hot of the and coolest ways to jump start your body for summer, many are spending hours in the gym trimming excess fat and others are tackling spots that defy diet and exercise, they involve heat and cold and more and don't
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involve recovery time apparently. >> you come in and go back to work or your home, there is no recovery at all. >> we explore the options and hear from people that skip the surgery but are getting rid of the fat tonight on "action news" at 11:00. >> the "action news" team is working on news stories tonight beginning at 4:00. alicia vitarelli with a preview. >> coming up today at 4:00 good news for job seekers in our area, one of our region's largest employers has 4,000 jobs to fill. we'll tell what you type of positions are open and how you can apply. and also some other stories we are work on for you, one of philadelphia's most iconic locations getting a makeover, we'll take you to love park where the work officially got started today. don't forget you can take us with you on the go. download the free 6 abc news app and watch us live on your smart
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david here now with another check of the accuweather forecast. we are done with the snow? >> we are. >> and balmy temperatures now. >> reporter: we are getting ready for a big time cold snap this weekend. stormtracker 6 live double scan shows you we are high and dry and after morning snow showers the last sub ornband that came through, we have cloudy skies giving way to sunshine across the region and this is earlier in somers point where clouds were holding fast and we had the last of the snow flurries moving through. 35 in philadelphia and we have sun reemerging from behind the clouds, winds from the west at 20 miles per hour, and it's cold out there with a windchill of 4,
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bundle up in layers if you head out today. still 33 in allentown and 32 in reading and in the northern suburbs and areas close to wilmington there might be cases with slippery conditions develop on side roads, be careful out there, with the sun coming up most of that will start to get the solar installation and go bye bye. 36 currently in millville. in terms of our snow if you go west of philadelphia places like east like well out in chester county, we had 6 inches there. and gilbertsville 6.5 inches of and then come closer to the center of the region, millville 3 inches and philadelphia .7 and as you get farther out into the
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suburbs we when 4, 5, and higher, hockessin 3 and under 2 inches in mount laurel and ephraim and hopewell. now we look at breaks in the clouds and later tonight there could be showers or flurries popping through and in the lehigh valley, 38 and clouds and sun overall and down the shore we go for a high of 33 degrees and clouds mixing with sun as well. in philadelphia we hit 40 and a few degrees below average, better than yesterday and clouds mixing with sun and blustery conditions running west 10 to 20 miles per hour on average. for the afternoon and evening commute temperatures dip again and 34 by 6:00 and by 7:00 getting close to the freezing mark, i don't expect a lot of refreezing but there say possibility that some icy patches pop up and cloud and brisk and colder and dropping to 24 degrees with the winds
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beginning to pick up. the seven day from accuweather, 40 no big issues and tomorrow brisk and colder and a passing flurry or snow shower and brisk and cold on friday and 32 and with an arctic boundary arriving the big story is what happens behind it. 22 is your high on saturday, it will be windy with windchills in the teens and single digits and eventually below zero and temperatures fall during the day and we plunge into the teens and single digits overnight and the low of 4 degrees and windchills well below zero at that point and only bounce back to a high of 20 on sunday and another single digit low that night. make plans to bundle up this weekend and treat the cold with respect. >> all right david thank you. more news to come in our next half hour off "action news" at 12:30, the spreading zika virus causing concern for the
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upcoming olympics in brazil and an actress that bears it all. next.
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"action news" at 12:30 continues with rick williams, sara bloomquist and meteorologist, david murphy. >> hello again, here are the stories we are following for you now on "action news" at 12:30, a developing story where new information is released on a deadly shooting involving
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police. ursinus college is taking precautions in its dining hall after dozens of students got hit with some type of stomach infection. >> and governor chris christie returns home after losing in new hampshire, and people want to know if he is dropping out of the race for president and there are reports now that he will. and the investigation into a deadly police shooting confirms that the suspect had a gun this came from the district attorney jack whalen today. he unveiled the detales a short time ago, vernon odom is live in media with the latest. >> reporter: good afternoon sara, delaware county's d.a. says that monday's shooting of a 33-year-old chester man was justified because he had a gun on the officers, this was the scene in chester on the 1200 block of keystone, following roug


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